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June 21, 2023

Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: Second-to-last Delta rocket set to loft spy satellite on ULA’s first launch of the year

Watch our live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket with a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

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Europe hands Artemis 2 moon mission’s service module over to NASA

The next mission to carry humans to the moon is inching closer to reality. The hardware that will supply power, life support, water, fuel and propulsion to the astronauts on board the Orion capsule during the Artemis 2 mission around the moon is now in …

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Dev Hardware

The expansion of the universe could be a mirage, new theoretical study suggests

New research looking at the cosmological constant problem suggests the expansion of the universe could be an illusion. Comments (0). a cloud of blue-white gas in space. Astronomers use the light from distant stars, such as the Helix Nebula seen here, …

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The Milky Way’s monster black hole let out a huge blast 200 years ago. We can now listen to its echo (video)

The echoes, reflecting off nearby gas clouds and observed by NASA’s IXPE spacecraft, are evidence that Sagittarius A* had a relatively recent outburst. Comments (0). The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy woke up and …

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Watch SpaceX launch 47 Starlink satellites early Thursday

SpaceX plans to launch another big batch of its Starlink internet satellites early Thursday morning (June 22), and you can watch the action live. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 47 Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from California’s Vandenberg …

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The Washington Post

Lawns are a time and water suck. Build a meadow instead.

There’s something undeniably enticing about a meadow. Homeowners fantasizing about bidding lawn care adieu might see an expanse of flowering plants and grass plumes as an ecologically sound — and low-maintenance — alternative.

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European Space Agency

Cosmonaut rounds out SpaceX’s Crew-7 mission to the space station

This will be Borisov’s first spaceflight since his acceptance into Russia’s astronaut corps in 2018. Borisov joins another spaceflight rookie on the mission, NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, who will serve as Crew-7’s commander.

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What’s to blame for certain cancer outcomes? New studies confirm: sex matters

When tumor cells lose the Y chromosome that characterizes male cells, men with bladder cancer fare worse and those with colon cancer fare better. “What sets these studies apart is …

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Scientific American

JWST’s Hunt for Habitable Exoplanets Finds Disappointment, Again

For the second time, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has looked for and failed to find a thick atmosphere on an exoplanet in on one of the most exciting planetary systems known. Astronomers report today that there is probably no tantalizing …

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Astronomers explore the properties of ultra-diffuse galaxy UGC 9050-Dw1

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers have investigated an ultra-diffuse galaxy known as UGC 9050-Dw1. Results of the study, published June 9 on the pre-print server arXiv, yield important insights into …

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